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Lok Sabha elections 2019: In MP, Congress looks to consolidate state election victory

The BJP won five of the six seats in 2014. The Congress secured Chhindwara, but is hoping to build on its 2018 assembly election performance .

lok-sabha-elections Updated: Apr 29, 2019 05:13 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Bhopal
Polling in the state will begin in the fourth phase on April 29, and continue till the seventh phase on May 19.
Polling in the state will begin in the fourth phase on April 29, and continue till the seventh phase on May 19.
         

Six of Madhya Pradesh’s 29 Lok Sabha seats will go to the polls in the fourth phase of the ongoing national elections on Monday. Polling in the state will begin in the fourth phase on April 29, and continue till the seventh phase on May 19.

Nakul Nath has replaced father Kamal Nath as the Congress’s candidate from Chhindwara. Kamal Nath became chief minister of the state last year necessitating a bypoll in the seat. Nakul is up against Bharatiya Janata Party’s Natan Shah. Chhindwara has been a Congress bastion, with Kamal Nath representing it nine times.

Hindustantimes

In Sidhi, late former chief minister Arjun Singh’s son and Congress candidate, Ajay Singh, is in the fray. The BJP has fielded Riti Pathak. Singh lost from the Churhat assembly constituency, his traditional seat, in the assembly elections last year when the Congress unseated 15 years of BJP rule.

The BJP won five of the six seats in 2014. The Congress secured Chhindwara, but is hoping to build on its 2018 assembly election performance .

Hindustantimes

The BJP’s campaign has centered on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and nationalism. Congress has focused on development and jobs. In Shahdol and Mandla, tribal rights and the implementation of the Forest Rights Act, which concerns the rights of forest-dwelling communities to land and other resources, have dominated the campaign.

“It is going to be a tough fight for all the seats save Chhindwara where Congress is expected to win,” said political analyst LS Hardeniya.

 

ConstituencySitting MP
Madhya Pradesh
Balaghat Bodhsingh Bhagat, BJP
Chhindwara Kamal Nath, Congress
Jabalpur Rakesh Singh, BJP
Mandla Faggan Singh Kulaste, BJP
Shahdol Gyan Singh, BJP
Sidhi Riti Pathak, BJP
Rajasthan
Ajmer  Raghu Sharma, Congress
Banswara Manshankar Nimana, BJP
Barmer Sona Ram Choudhary, BJP
Bhilwara Subhash Baheria, BJP
Chhittorgarh Chandra Prakash Joshi, BJP
Jalore Devji Patel, BJP
Jhalawar-Baran Dushyant Singh, BJP
Jodhpur Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, BJP
Kota Om Birla, BJP
Pali P P Choudhary, BJP
Rajsamand Hariom Singh Rathore, BJP
Tonk-Sawai Madhopur Sukhbir Singh Jaunapuria, BJP
Udaipur Arjunlal Meena, BJP
Jammu and Kashmir
Anantnag Vacant
Maharashtra
Bhiwandi Kapil Moreshwar Patil, BJP
Dhule Dr. Bhamre Subhash Ramrao, BJP
Dindori Chavan Harishchandra Devram, BJP
Kalyan Dr.Shrikant Eknath Shinde, Shiv Sena
Mumbai North Gopal Chinayya Shetty, BJP
Mumbai North West Gajanan Chandrakant Kirtikar, Shiv Sena
Mumbai North East Kirit Somaiya, BJP
Mumbai North Central Poonam Mahajan, BJP
Mumbai South Central Rahul Ramesh Shewale, Shiv Sena
Mumbai South Arvind Ganpat Sawant, Shiv Sena
Maval Shrirang Chandu Barne, Shiv Sena
Nandurbar Dr Heena Gavit, BJP
Nashik Godse Hemant Tukaram, Shiv Sena
Palghar Rajendra Gavit, BJP
Shirdi Lokhande Sadashiv Kisan, Shiv Sena
Shirur Adhalrao Shivaji Dattatrey, Shiv Sena
Thane Vichare Rajan Baburao, Shiv Sena
ConstituencySitting MP
Uttar Pradesh
Akbarpur  Devendra Singh Bhole, BJP
Etawah  Ashok Kumar Doharey, BJP
Farrukhabad Mukesh Rajput, BJP
Hamirpur Kunwar Pushpendra Singh Chandel, BJP
Hardoi Anshul Verma, BJP
Jalaun Bhanu Pratap Singh Verma, BJP
Jhansi Uma Bharti, BJP
Kannauj Dimple Yadav, SP
Kanpur Murli Manohar Joshi, BJP
Kheri Ajay Kumar, BJP
Misrikh Anju Bala, BJP
Shahjahanpur Krishna Raj, BJP
Unnao Sakshi Maharaj, BJP
Jharkhand
Chatra Sunil Kumar Singh, BJP
Palamu Vishnu Dayal Ram, BJP
LohardagaSudarshan Bhagat, BJP
Odisha
Balasore Rabindra Kumar Jena, BJD
Bhadrak Arjun Charan Sethi, BJD
Jagatsinghpur Kulamani Samal, BJD
Jajpur Rita Tarai, BJD
Kendrapara Baijayant Panda, BJD (now in BJP)
Mayurbhang Rama Chandra Hansdah, BJD
West Bengal
Asansol Babul Supriyo, BJP
Baharampur Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, Congress
Bardhman Purba Sunil Kumar Mondal, Trinamool Congress
Bolpur Anupam Hazra, Trinamool Congress
Birbhum  Shatabdi Roy, Trinamool Congress
Burdwan-Durgapur Mamtaz Sanghamita, Trinamool Congress
Krishnanagar Tapas Paul, Trinamool
Ranaghat Tapas Mandal, Trinamool
Bihar
Begusarai Dr. Bhola Singh, BJP
Darbhanga Kirti Azad, BJP
Munger Veena Devi, LJP
Samastipur  Ram Chandra Paswan, LJP
Ujiarpur Nityanand Rai, BJP

First Published: Apr 29, 2019 05:13 IST

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